Fred Yoder has been farming for nearly 40 years in the Plain City area. In the late 1970s he began working with the local DeKalb dealer Andy Farmwald delivering and billing seed corn. He eventually joined Andy as a partner, and upon his passing became full owner and operator of the DeKalb dealership, and has been selling seed now for over 33 years.
Fred farms with his family and raises corn, soybeans, and wheat on about 1500 acres in Madison and Union counties, along with the seed business.
Two years ago, Fred and his son Josh and daughter Sarah formed Yoder Ag Services LLC to better serve customer's needs as well as offering new products and services in a growing industry. He currently serves as chairman of the family business.
Fred has served on the Ohio Corn Growers Association Board of Directors for many years, and also served as president of the National Corn Growers Association in 2003. He has visited in many different countries around the world promoting biotechnology and co-existence in cropping systems. He is still very involved in various national groups that are doing strategic planning in preparing how best to feed a hungry world in sustainable ways.